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“We [writers] decry too easily what we do, as being kind of trivial — the creation of stories as being a trivial thing. But the magic of escapist fiction … is that it can actually offer you a genuine escape from a bad place and, in the process of escaping, it can furnish you with armor, with knowledge, with weapons, with tools you can take back into your life to help make it better… It’s a real escape — and when you come back, you come back better-armed than when you left.”
“Creativity cannot flourish and reach its deepest potential without the participation of its demons as well as its angels.”
― Shaun McNiff
“living a life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
I think it’s both a blessing and a curse to feel so deeply.
“Uncertainty and change are life’s constraints. And that’s the fun part.”
― Ed Catmull
“Find your myth. As Joseph Campbell observed, “Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation.’ A myth we requicken in our minds and our lives brings creative juice, for every living myth “bears within it, undamaged, the seed power of its source.”
― Robert Moss
“A great writer picks up on those things that matter. It’s almost like their radar is attuned to the most significant moments.”
― Alain de Botton
“I live on the mountain of my madness, on the very top.”
― Ksenia Anske
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
– C. S. Lewis
“A creative life is an amplified life. It’s a bigger life, a happier life, an expanded life, and a hell of a lot more interesting life. Living in this manner—continually and stubbornly bringing forth the jewels that are hidden within you—is a fine art, in and of itself.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
This remains one of my favorite quotes.
“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”
– Maya Angelou
“With imagination, you can put something where nothing was.”
― Richard Ford
“If you stay in the moment, you’ll have what is called spontaneous right action, which is intuitive, which is creative, which is visionary, which eavesdrops on the mind of the universe.”
― Dan Harris
Title: Witch Hunt
Find the missing player and win.
The game resets.
They all forget and start the game again.
Seventeen-year-old Starr Hughes hasn’t believed in magic since the day her mother died. As an aspiring reporter, the only thing she cares about is cold, hard facts. So when she hears the popular kids at school (the It-Squad) are about to start a secret game, she wants every detail, especially since she has a major crush on gorgeous Dylan Winchester. Hiding under the headmaster’s desk, planting bugs, and breaking into a classmate’s home are all on her to-do list. With her boy-crazy best friend Lily at her side, Starr discovers that witches are not only real, but they also need her help. Someone is using the game to steal their memories, their powers, and perhaps even their lives.
“It’s him,” Starr said as she grabbed Lily’s foot. “He’s here.”
“Huh?” Lily halfway sat up, looking dazed. “What are you talking about?”
“Dylan Winchester is at my house.” She couldn’t believe it was true even as she heard herself say the words. “He’s knocking on my front door. What do I do?”
Lily sighed. “Answer it so he’ll stop with the pounding.”
Starr glanced down at what she was wearing, black pajamas with purple and silver stars on the top. “I can’t let him see me like this.”
“He already saw you in pajamas once. What’s the big deal?”
And that was when Starr’s ears picked up voices coming from downstairs. Someone else had already opened the door to their young visitor. Hands over her mouth, she freaked out. “Oh no! Dad is talking to him.”
Wide awake now, Lily leaped off the bed. “We’d better stop your dad before he says something that will embarrass you for life and ruin your rep at school. As your best friend, if you go down, I go down.”
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“Belief in your creative capacity lies at the heart of innovation.”
― David Kelley
“If teaching is reduced to mere data transmission, if there is no sharing or excitement and wonder, if teachers themselves are passive recipients of information and not creators of new ideas, what hope is there for their students?”
― Paul Lockhart
“Computers are quiet and clean and totally distracting because the Internet is there, lying in wait for a moment of weakness to pounce on your creativity and progress.”
― Arlaina Tibensky
Haha, so true!
“Nothing listens as well as a blank page.”
― Shaun Hick